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Dr. Harishankar

Dermatologist, Chennai

400 at clinic
Dr. Harishankar Dermatologist, Chennai
400 at clinic
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Dr. Harishankar is a renowned Dermatologist in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Harishankar at BRS Hospital in Nungambakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Harishankar on Lybrate.com.

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I'm coming pimples quickly and that become dark spot on my face. What's the solution for that? Please help me.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I'm coming pimples quickly and that become dark spot on my face. What's the solution for that?
Please help me.
Use Tea Tree face wash and Toner twice daily. Use AHA Glow face wash once in a day. Use Sunscreen with SPF 30 daily. Use natural face pack of Multani Mitti and lemon 2 times a week. You can also use apple cider vinegar for 5 minutes after washing your face and splash it clean with water.  Most important is diet- Do not eat Junk, Eat more Vegetables and fruits especially with Vitamin C.
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I have pimples problem. Please help me.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
I have pimples problem. Please help me.
Do let me know if you also have blackheads with pimples? and what current medications and remedies you already tried to treat acne? acne is a common problem in teen. Almost everybody will get pimples during their teen years. First, don't try to self treat acne. Some popular nonprescription acne lotions, cleansers and other skin products can cause a serious reaction (rare), mostly it is normal to have acne in teenage. For pimples it's important to wash your face twice daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and extra oil from your skin's surface, avoid touching your face or propping your cheek or chin on your hands. Not only can you spread bacteria, you can also irritate the already inflamed facial skin. Never pick or pop pimples with your fingers, as it can lead to infection and scarring. A dietary therapy with the right medications for pimples can also help a lot. Kojic acid (a natural skin lightener derived from mushroom extract), arbutin (also called bearberry extract), and vitamin c (ascorbic acid) are great alternative ingredients to lighten scars left by acne. Don't use vitamin e or any self prescribed preparations on scars or pimples. Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids through a diet significantly rich in fish and seafood results in lower rates of an inflammatory disease like acne. A low-glycemic-index diet also reduces acne risk. I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.
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Hello sir my name is vamshi odela I am 17 years old I am losing my hair so much and my hair colour is getting white so can you help me out of this problem please with regards, Vamshi odela.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Hello sir my name is vamshi odela I am 17 years old I am losing my hair so much and my hair colour is getting white s...
Take homeopathic medicine acid phos 1m/single dose (5 drops in little water) and revert after 2 weeks. Apply jaborandi hair oil. Also use arnica shampoo. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. Eat healthy and balanced food like pulses, green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits and nuts etc. Add more vitamin rich food to your diet. Avoid stress and anger by meditation. Cut down the use of hair spray, hair gel. Take sound/good sleep. Avoid too much exposure of your hair to sunlight/ hair styling tools, as they damage hair and cause split ends.
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I am 22 year old male. I have a hair fall and whitening of my hair problem. So how to solve my head hair loss and its whitening problem?

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
I am 22 year old male. I have a hair fall and whitening of my hair problem. So how to solve my head hair loss and its...
Proper amount of sleep every night is vital for your overall health and that of your hair as well. Sleep is the time for the body to regenerate and recover from the day’s work, removing the toxins you inhaled, eaten and drank. A sound sleep helps you in getting a sound and healthy body and controls hair falling.
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I have black skin in eyes side and face only. Why? But I have yellow skin in the body. What will I will I do for my face get my body skin.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
I have black skin in eyes side and face only. Why?
But I have yellow skin in the body.
What will I will I do for my f...
Dear l u:- you r suffering from dark circle arround eye. Take regullar aerobic exercises, eat coloured fruits & vegetables, plenty of water antiwrinke patanjali face cream 2 times a day.
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How to cure red bumps on my chest and tummy that I got after waxing please suggest me some medicine.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please take following medicine:- ruberum 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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My left leg thumb nail has become v in shape almost what is it pls tell It is painful nd even has blood in it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bhiwadi
My left leg thumb nail has become v in shape almost what is it pls tell
It is painful nd even has blood in it.
Take homeopathy medicine silicea in 30 potency three times a day 15 min after meal without water for 4 week.
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How to prevent wrinkles and fine line on face. Tips to maintain the skin glow. Home made remedy to keep skin smooth and healthy.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
How to prevent wrinkles and fine line on face. Tips to maintain the skin glow. Home made remedy to keep skin smooth a...
There is in ayurveda mention pinda swed .it is a type of swedan karma [phomentation] but it do some another manner. 1.boiled a rice in milk then take this rice in one white cloth then tied it properly and warmly it rub on your face every morning for 15 days then stop it and do next month again 2.apply almond oil on your face and massage for 3-5 min at night. By doing above thing you will get good result.
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I have had hyperthyroidism and it is in remission state from past 4 months but my hairs are falling too much. Before 2-3 of hyperthyroidism I had very bad case of seborrheic dermatitis and hairfall started since then. It's been an year and still hair fall has not stopped.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have had hyperthyroidism and it is in remission state from past 4 months but my hairs are falling too much. Before ...
I will suggest you to wash your hair daily with lux shampoo and apply hair oil daily and follow up with reports after two weeks.
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I m 16 years old and due to playing in the sand I have got many rashes on my body please consult me what I do for it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I m 16 years old and due to playing in the sand I have got many rashes on my body please consult me what I do for it.
This is due infection after playing in sand because sand has many bacteria which can cause skin infection. You can add little detol in bucket during bathing to reduce infection. Consult a doctor for internal cure.
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I'M losing my hair as my father also has suffered from the same problem,I am age of 25 but i'm losing it.can you help me for that.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I'M losing my hair as my father also has suffered from the same problem,I am age of 25 but i'm losing it.can you help...
Hair loss is extremely common, affecting about 50 million men and 30 million women Hair-loss prevention depends on the underlying cause. Good hair hygiene with regular shampooing is a basic step but is probably of little benefit. Good nutrition, especially adequate levels of iron and vitamin B, is helpful. Treatment of underlying medical conditions like thyroid disease, anemia, and hormonal imbalances may useful in prevention. A good daily multivitamin containing zinc, vitamin B, folate iron, and calcium is a reasonable choice, CHECK your blood CBC, TSH, Serum ferritin and send repots to my in consult me option as I will not miss it in general question answer pool Here are a few things you can do to prevent your hair from falling: 1. Follow a healthy lifestyle, 2. Take care of your hair, 3. Avoid things bad for your hair, and 4. Adopt simple Home treatments. 1. Follow a Healthy Lifestyle Hair, like your skin and your nail, is often a barometer of general health. If you are healthy, your hair will probably look good. And if your hair is falling, it could be a sign of possible health problems. So everything you do for good health also applies to hair: eat your fruits and vegetables (Vitamin B, Iron, Calcium and Zinc have especially been linked to healthy hair); always consume a protein-rich diet (hair is made of proteins), and drink adequate water. Home treatments for healthy hair Make a paste of henna, curd, soaked and ground fenugreek, ground hibiscus flowers, ground gooseberries, and egg (all of them or any one) and apply it onto the hair and scalp for about an hour before shampooing. Done regularly, this will make your hair stronger and better-looking. But remember that henna is suitable only for dark colored hair because it tints hair red. Wash the hair out with decoction of tea or a bit of lemon squeezed into the water in which you will bathe. (for dandruff). Apply coconut or almond oil. If doing this daily does not appeal to you, apply the oil on the scalp overnight before shampooing, or apply a drop to the top of your head before you comb out your hair. MEDICATION The only medication approved for female pattern baldness is Minoxidil: •It is applied to the scalp. •For women, the 2% concentration is recommended. •Minoxidil may help hair grow in about 1 in 4 or 5 of women. In most women, it may slow or stop hair loss. •You must continue to use this medicine for a long time. Hair loss starts again when you stop using it. If Minoxidil does not work, your doctor may recommend other medicines, such as spironolactone, cimetidine, birth control pills, and ketoconazole, among others. Your doctor can tell you more about these if needed. HAIR TRANSPLANT During hair transplant, tiny plugs of hair are removed from areas where hair is thicker, and placed (transplanted) in areas that are balding. Minor scarring may occur where hair is removed. There is a slight risk of skin infection. You will likely need many transplants, which can be expensive. However, the results are often excellent and permanent. OTHER SOLUTIONS Hair weaving, hairpieces, or a change in hairstyle can help hide hair loss and improve your appearance. This is often the least expensive and safest way to deal with female pattern baldness. Outlook (Prognosis) Female pattern baldness is usually not a sign of an underlying medical disorder. Hair loss may affect self-esteem and cause anxiety. Hair loss is usually permanent. Prevention There is no known prevention for female pattern baldness.
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My age is 30 years n from last few month m suffering from fungal infection in my inner thai but in last few days its getting bigger n bigger noe it has covered my hips also n for dis I have used many ointments but nothing is working so pls help me out get rid off this pls recommend some medicine or ointment Thank you.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Jock itch is a very common groin rash. Roughly half of jock itch is due to fungus. The remainder is caused by moisture, irritation, and bacterial overgrowth. In most cases, jock itch can be treated at home effectively. You can try the following remedies to get rid of the infection: 1.Apply over-the-counter antifungal cream, powder, or spray to the affected area - our best options include Lamisil, Lotrimin Ultra, and/or Naftin. These are more expensive, but they will get rid of jock itch faster. Prefer Lotrimin Ultra which contains Butenafine Hydrochloride over regular Lotrimin AF which just contains clotrimazole. Studies have shown Butenafine can be faster and more effective than clotrimazole. You can also purchase cheaper creams containing clotrimazole or miconazole. These will take a little longer to work, but they will effectively wipe out jock itch. 2.Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and warm water. 3.Dry the affected area thoroughly after bathing and exercise. 4.Change clothes and undergarments every day. 5.Wear loose cotton clothing. Avoid wearing any clothing that rubs or irritates your crotch. 6.Treat any other fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot. Doing this will decrease the risk for recurrence.
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I am 30 years old, I observed small red color pimple like acnes on my glans penis. What might be the reason and what kind of treatment it needs? Please hep me.

M.D. (Ayurveda )
Ayurveda, Patiala
I am 30 years old, I observed small red color pimple like acnes on my glans penis. What might be the reason and what ...
Kindly do your blood for test for (vdrl). Be abstinent from intercourse. Kindly take gandhaka rasayana and nimba ghanvati two each, before meals, twice a day. Take arogyawardhini vati, 2 tabs, twice a day after meals. Apply himalay antiseptic cream, after cleaning the area with dettol, twice a day. Avoid curd and other cold eatbables in your diet. Cut down sugar and salt in your diet. Continue the regime for 45 days.
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Hi I am 29 years old female my skin is getting rough what should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi I am 29 years old female my skin is getting rough what should I do.
Drink 10 to 12 glasses of water daily ,take healthy nutritious diet. Follow the below home remedy to get soft hydrated skin:- The lactic acid present in milk cream helps exfoliate dry skin. The soothing nature of milk cream also helps preserve the skin’s delicate pH levels. Milk cream is also an excellent moisturizer. Mix a few drops of lemon juice, one teaspoon of milk and two teaspoons of milk cream. Rub it on *your hands and legs. Leave it on for a while before you take a shower. Do this once daily. Add enough milk cream to three to four tablespoons of gram flour to make a thick paste. Apply the paste on your face, hands and legs. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Do this once daily..
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Hi, I am having Hairfall baldness from 1 year. What should i do? Please advise.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda,
Hi, I am having Hairfall baldness from 1 year. What should i do? Please advise.
Hair fall is common in everyone and it is normal if 50-100 hair strands fall per day. But hair loss happens when frequent falling of hair results in thinning of the hair in the scalp. Losing hair fast may not only be a disease but it? s also due to heredity, aging or changes in the hormones. Causes of hair loss? hairstyles: everybody wants their hair to look good by trying different kinds of hairstyles that may look stylish, but there are some hairstyles that tend to pull the hair so tightly that they cause hair fall? scalp infection: itchy scalp may be caused due to some infections like severe dandruff and ringworm, a fungus that results in red, itchy patches in the scalp and leads to hair loss? poor diet: hair loss may also be due to poor diet that misses out on vital ingredients like proteins, iron, vitamins and minerals and other micronutrients? stress: stress is a body reaction that challenges and sometimes disturbs the individual? s health. Too much of stress to the body causes the hair to fall and stop growing, which will later result in hair loss? water: we must be aware of the regular water supply in our household. It might contain chemical compounds like magnesium, copper and minerals that can harm your hair and cause hair loss? cosmetics: products that are used for straightening or coloring of the hair contain chemical compounds that can affect the hair. Even some products like hair shampoo, conditioner or serum have chemical compounds in them. Extensive usage of these can damage the hair follicles and cause hair loss? medication: medication is another problem that causes hair loss. High medication intake may result in several side effects in the body that can affect the hair roots and lead to excessive hair fall. Home remedies henna: it is a natural hair colorant and hair conditioner. Make a mixture of henna powder, one egg and a cup of curd. Mix all these ingredients well, leave it for a night and apply the henna paste on the hair the next day. Leave it on for an hour and wash with warm water. Neem: tired of your dandruff and hair fall? try neem, a natural antiseptic and anti-bacterial agent, which helps in treating the scalp and hair problem without any side effect. Boil 2 cups of water and add a handful of neem leaves in the boiling water. Leave till the water turns into greenish color. Use the neem water after the last rinse of your hair wash. This will keep your hair and scalp healthy. Aloe vera: aloe vera is a plant that contains vitamins and minerals, which is used for treating hair loss. The gel that is secreted from the plant when it is cut, can be used as a hair conditioner. Massage the gel in the hair thoroughly after taking a head bath, leave it for few hours and wash it off with warm water. Onions: onion is another home remedy that can be used to prevent hair loss. Apply the onion juice in the scalp and leave it for an hour before washing your hair.
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How to developed my body and what food to be taken to be healthy and my cheeks are also too inside how to full them as a round face.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
How to developed my body and what food to be taken to be healthy and my cheeks are also too inside how to full them a...
Follow these best methods to easily gain weight and get a healthy body - 1. To gain weight, your digestion should work properly for proper digestion - take 10 gms powder of carom seeds (ajwain, 10 gm powder of cumin (jeera), 10 gm of rock salt. Mix them well and take 1/2 teaspoon (3-5 gm) of mixture daily after meal. 2. Take a diet rich with proteins and fats. You should take high calorie food that increase your muscle mass and induce growth in bones. Follow the diet chart in your daily life to fastly gain weight * in morning, take a glass of milk added with 2 teaspoons of protein powder with breakfast. * in lunch time, take 1 bowl of curd or 100 gm of cheese, a bowl of vegetable, with chapattis. * in evening, take 1 glass of milk (300 ml) with 2 bananas. * in night, take a bowl of careals (daal, a bowl of salad with chapattis. 3. In morning, get up early and take awalk for 10-15 minutes and exercise light weight exercises for at least 30 minutes at home or gym. 4. For proper weight, proper sleep is very important. So you should sleep for 6-8 hours daily. 5. Avoid smoking & alcohol drinkg completely. 6. You can try protein powders like milk powder, soya protein for weight gain by taking 1 tea spoon added in milk once a day. 7. You can take shatavaryadi churn (powder) of baidyanath company 1/2 teaspoon with milk once a day for fastly gain weight. I assure you that you definitely gain weight fastly by following them. Be healthy
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Meri beti do saal ki ho gyi lekin uske head ki skin abi tk dandruff ki trh phool jati h ab se dandruff jaisa pta nhi kya h.iske kaan tk fail gya h.ye khujla khujla k ghav b kr leti h isme plzzz help.

MD- Dermatology & Venereology,Leprosy , International Fellowship in Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Meri beti do saal ki ho gyi lekin uske head ki skin abi tk dandruff ki trh phool jati h ab se dandruff jaisa pta nhi ...
Hi lybrate-user Please bring in your baby for a consultation or consult a dermatologist in your area. It could just be severe dandruff or some other skin disorder. The doctor will advise you on the right kind of shampoo to use and some creams to apply as well. If the infection is severe she might need oral antibiotics as too. So please consult.
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I have red pimples on my face and its a very long time I am suffering from I have used many creams and face washes but not result came up and they pain very much.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have red pimples on my face and its a very long time I am suffering from I have used many creams and face washes bu...
Dear lybrate user, pimples/ acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease & develops due to blockages in the skin's hair follicles. These blockages are thought to occur as a result of the following four abnormal processes: a higher than normal amount of sebum production (influenced by androgens), excessive deposition of the protein keratin leading to comedone formation, colonization of the follicle by propionibacterium acnes (p. Acnes) bacteria, and the local release of pro-inflammatory chemicals in the skin. Neither can you stop the over-production of androgen or keratin protein nor can you stop the release of pro-inflammatory chemicals because all these processes takes place internally in your skin. However you can stop the accumulation of p. Acnes bacteria on your skin by preventing your skin from getting oily. Always keep a handkercheif with you whenever you go outside. You should wipe the slightest sweat from your face as soon as you perspire. When you enter your room from outside wash your face with an oil-free, non-moisturizing facewash. Take a less carbohydrate rich diet. Do some exercise daily. Drink a lots of water. Along with maintaing the aforesaid rules you can also take homoeopathic calcarea phos 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach. Also you can apply homoeopathic mother tincture berberis aquifoium q on the dark spots on your skin which are produced after the resolution of the pimples.
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I am 24 years old, I have lot of pimples on my face and my face is oily, even when I bath or fresh up my face within 5 minutes my face looks dull and oil will be appeared on my face. So please help me. Thanks for your support.

CCH, CGO, CVD, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I am 24 years old, I have lot of pimples on my face and my face is oily, even when I bath or fresh up my face within ...
Start homoeopathic medicine. Ber aqu q 15 drop in 1 cup of water three times a day for month. Berberis face cream two times a day. Berberis face wash three to four times a day.
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I am 30 year old physically fit man lost 60 % of hair density. Is that possible to get regrow my lost hair?

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
I am 30 year old physically fit man lost 60 % of hair density. Is that possible to  get regrow my  lost hair?
Dear use some home remedies wash your hair 3 time per week. For hair wash use multani mitti, for massage coconut oil. Avoid smoke, junk food, spicy food, drink.
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